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Creating An Anti-Bias Classroom Culture


To create and adapt curriculum to show that teachers value students’ identities and lives.


The teacher develops an anti-bias approach to instruction, prioritizing critical student engagement, analysis, and voice, which rests on a foundation of mutual dialogue; teachers become learners, and learners become teachers. This is especially important when talking about issues of identity, power, privilege and bias, where deep understanding relies on multiple perspectives.

Action Steps

  • The teacher develops lessons that examine known phenomena (historical events, power structures, etc.) and prioritizes writing prompts and activities that support critical student engagement and analysis.
  • Use open-ended questions and critical literacy strategies where students analyze prevailing interpretations of a text and produce alternative ones.



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